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Children have the right to rare disease support

Children have the right to rare disease support  Children living with rare disease, and their families, have the right to join groups that support them. Support groups and non-profit advocacy groups provide help to children and families living with rare disease. These groups have well developed initiatives and networks, promote public awareness, medical care, research, and provide other helpful activities for children and families living with rare disease. Groups may be condition-specific, general support […]

Children have the right to a full life

Children have the right to a full life. This doesn't relate only to the length of their life, but the quality of life they have.  Children with rare disease often live with suffering and the chance of early death, so they need things like relationships, work, play, education and enjoyment. Healthy children and children with rare […]

UNCRC series – Rare Diseases are common

Rare diseases are a major child health issue. Although each rare disease is rare, as a group, they are common.  Up to 10% of the population may have a rare disease. Rare diseases are often associated with pain, disability, uncertainty and early death.  New information suggests that more than half of rare diseases start in […]

Rare disease is a global issue

The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) applies to children across the world. Rare disease can also impact any child or family regardless of their race, social status, abilities, or family history. Even though each rare disease only affects a small number of people (often defined as one person in 2000), there are […]

ACAH 2019 Preliminary Program information

For more information visit acah.org.au/acah2019/ [pdf-embedder url="https://acah.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Preliminary-program-information.pdf" title="Preliminary program information"]

Care of off shore asylum seekers

Recommended watch A documentary about the medical care of people seeking asylum offshore, duty of care and medical ethics. Ethical conflicts erupt for doctors as the Australian government overrides their clinical decisions for refugees. What happens to their medical ethics? What happens to their patients? This documentary exposes a medical system where the best interest […]
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